Step 14

Then choose layer with wings. Change mode to Screen.

Step 15

Wings should be like gold, so add adjustment layer with hue/saturation.

Step 16 – optional

But wings appears like empty. Duplicate wings layer. Change mode to Color Dodge and opacity to 55%

Step 17

With small (ex. 1-3px wide), soft brush color #d9cb04 draw contour of wings.

Step 18 – glow

Wings will be glowing. Draw gently lights on model from it. Choose the same brush as was as before, with #f7e802 color. On the back, hair, drapery.

Step 19 – particles

Create new layer. Now choose Clone Stamp Tool, Rough round bristle 100px. Click with alt on edges of model on the image and draw somewhere on image. Pay attention that it will take some time. Be patient :)

Step 20

I added also orange light on the drapery. With the 1px soft round brush #df8726 draw. Red arrows will help you :)

Step 21

Add new layer. Choose the same brush. On back of model draw lights. I used #ebac67 and #ffffff colors.

Step 22

Now you should make glow on wings. Choose Soft brush, opacity 60% #fff200 and #f7941d colors.

Step 23

Change blending mode to Soft light.

Step 24

Convert it to smart object. Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur. Set it to 15,8 px.

Step 25 – skin retouch

Now you should make delight skin retouch. Add new layer. With soft brush #cea483 color, 23px draw as shown:

Step 26

With the same brush, #b38a6f color draw on arm.

Step 27

The same brush, change color to #1b0e0b. Draw:

Step 28

Choose soft brush, 2px, #806961 color.

Step 29

Below this, draw with #84664c 1px soft brush.

Step 30

On arm and hand draw with the same brush #676466 color lights.

Step 31

Then stroke a little further.

Step 32

Add layer. Again with the same brush, #3e4147 color, draw lights on drapery.

Step 33

Change color to #dc821c and draw orange lights on drapery.

Step 34 – hair

Add new layer. Now it’s time to make hair. Try using long strokes, by taking colors from original hair. I used #726f70, #7a614c, #b39264, #bda078, #1e130f.

Step 35

On new layer, draw #ff9b27 strands. It will be looking like lights from wings.

Step 36

Add layer. Take soft big brush (40px) #290f00 color. Draw some strokes on model’s face and hair. Then change blending mode to multiply.

Step 37

Again you should work on glow. Choose 100px brush #f7941d color (60% opacity) and draw strokes on wings and model’s skin, then change blending mode to linear dodge

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18 responses to “How to Create a Flying Angel Photo Manipulation in Photoshop”

  1. Coco Avatar

    Thanks for your tutorial but the 3rd stock photo is broken! Any mirror???

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      Fixed! Thank you for letting us know!

  2. Irina Avatar

    Thank you for the lesson. It was very interesting to work with the “hand” and I enjoyed working on “Wings” Each piece of lesson is a masterpiece . Step 39 is beautiful. I tried, it’s my work

    1. Tyler Avatar


  3. neelam Avatar

    simply woow !!!!!!!

  4. Maidul Islam Avatar
    Maidul Islam

    awesome and unique collection of sequence photography i love it.
    Thank for sharing.

  5. Pranjali Gupta Avatar
    Pranjali Gupta

    the steps are incomplete…

  6. Pukhto Khan Avatar
    Pukhto Khan

    Amazing Tut. Thanks a lot for great sharing!

  7. Butch Avatar

    Great job I have learned a lot from your tutorial. Thank you so very much.Shading has always eluded me, but you made it seen so easy.

  8. Butch Avatar

    Great job I have learned a lot from your tutorial. Thank you so very much.

  9. leinov Avatar

    so nice
    i come here everyday
    wanna learn more skills

  10. Devon Avatar

    I disagree, her English is fine. However, she should be more clear with some instructions. I mean, for example you tell people to add an adjustment layer or transform it. Sure, most of us know that but some don’t. You need to tell us where to find it in brackets like this: (Cmd+T or Edit\Transform).

  11. steve Avatar

    Sorry but it is just impossible to understand what your saying in English as it makes no sense.

  12. Weronika Avatar

    Powiedzcie jak zrobić photoschop? Bo ja nie wiem jak zrobić photoschop.

  13. vivek arora Avatar
    vivek arora

    very interesting

  14.  Avatar

    I love this design it’s really unusual and original
    it symbolises hope and death and matches my personality]
    please can you make some more pictures like this
    love you lots like jelly tots
    smithy blue

  15. Anonymous Avatar

    Very nice
    Thank you!

  16. ahmad sabil Avatar
    ahmad sabil

    pingin ngganti foto provil

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